Apr 29, 2013 at 8pm UK at ​Villa Park
Aston Villa
Vlaar (31'), Agbonlahor (88'), Benteke (55', 59', 72'), Weimann (38')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Rose (32')
Jimenez Cuellar (34'), Rose (66'), Bardsley (76')
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John O'Shea: Sunderland "are confident"

O'Shea: Sunderland
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Sunderland captain John O'Shea reveals that the squad are full of confidence following their last two results.

John O'Shea has insisted that there is plenty of confidence among the Sunderland squad ahead of the last four games of the season.

Recent wins over rivals Newcastle United and Everton have seen Paolo Di Canio's side move six points clear of the Premier League relegation zone.

However, although the Black Cats are not mathematically safe just yet, O'Shea has revealed that the team will travel down to fellow strugglers Aston Villa next Monday believing that they can collect a positive result.

"The next four games, the performances that we have shown, we are confident going into these matches," said the Republic of Ireland international.

"If we can get something down there, hopefully that should see us across the line. We have got two home games then against Stoke and Southampton and a tough away game, so the sooner the better, as they say."

Sunderland have failed to win any of their last three matches against Villa.

John O'Shea is congratulated by team mates after scoring the opener on December 29, 2012
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